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March 19, 2015

Federal After-School Fund Is Not Effective, Argues Researcher

The federal 21st Century Community Learning Centers program should be eliminated, says a Brookings Institution researcher, because the after-school programs it funds have not succeeded at improving academic outcomes for low-income students.

February 04, 2015

Access and Quality Vital to Growth of School Choice, Report Says

Using data from the 2013-14 school year, the Brookings Institution's 2014 Education Choice and Competition Index ranks districts based on how many school choice options and supports families can access.

September 02, 2014

Free, Full-Day Kindergarten Begins for Minnesota Children

Minnesota offers free, full-day kindergarten for the first time to help close the opportunity gap.

January 13, 2014

Michigan, Texas, and S.C. Give Biggest Boosts to Pre-K Spending, ECS Reports

Only three states decreased their prekindergarten spending in the fiscal 2014 year, according to a new report from the Education Commission of the States.

January 08, 2014

New Orleans, New York City Top List of Friendliest Cities for School Choice

Washington-based think tank the Brookings Institution released its annual report ranking 107 school districts based on how well school choice can thrive.

October 17, 2013

School Choice, Achievement on the Rise Under Bloomberg, Report Says

Under New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg, school choice has expanded and student achievement has risen, say the authors of a new paper.

September 18, 2013

How Teachers Are Turning to Social Media to Extend Learning

Teachers are expanding the school day and enhancing learning through social media.

March 20, 2013

Latest Ed-Tech Tactics, Barriers to Implementation, Discussed by Expert Panel

Experts on a Brookings Institution panel discussion today agreed that using technology to improve schools requires a systemic change.

December 11, 2012

La. Gov. Jindal Frames School Choice as a Matter of Equality

Gov. Bobby Jindal, who has promoted vouchers in his state, described teacher unions as a major obstacle to the expansion of school choice. Unions have been sharply critical of the governor's agenda, saying it undermines public education.

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